Nightly good-bye BBQs

We’re hosting small family BBQs with close family and friends in our mini-groups this week. It’s been full of good times and makes this adventure feel bittersweet. We have an incredibly loving and fun family and will miss them terribly.

Wading in the lake.

Learning how to cast and fish.


Making fire with only flint and magnesium (Joe is the only one of the kids who can do it so far, he’s our go-to fire starter).

Roasting marshmallows.


Making tiny s’mores with our mini marshmallows (our shopper accidentally grabbed them, but the girls were loving the teeny-ness so it worked out great).

And invoking so much laughter we cried. This has been an epic week and I’m going to miss all these humans so much!